CINCINNATI, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that Kroger Technology has been named to Computerworld's Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016. This is the first time Kroger's technology department has been named to this annual list. Kroger ranks #45 among large organizations.
Also today, Kroger Technology also launched a new website, www.kroger.com/livekt/, designed to connect with and recruit top talent from around the world to join the growing and innovative company.
"We are thrilled that Kroger Technology has been named one of Computerworld's Best Places to Work," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "One of the things that makes Kroger Technology such a great place to work is that it provides an opportunity to directly improve the lives of more than 8.5 million customers every day – whether they are ordering online, visiting our stores, or engaging with our mobile app."
Kroger Technology employs nearly 2500 associates and contractors throughout the United States and around the globe. Kroger Technology is responsible for industry-leading new tools like ClickList – Kroger's order online, pick up at the store service, mobile app innovations like personalized shopping lists and store maps to locate products, and money-saving digital coupons powered by the company's proprietary technology and personalization platforms.
"The Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT recognition emphasizes the welcoming, innovative culture we strive for," said Chris Hjelm, Kroger's executive vice president and CIO. "Kroger Technology is committed to exceeding customer expectations, investing in quality, and creating innovative solutions that are changing the way we connect with customers."
Mr. Hjelm was named to the list of Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. More information is available at: www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2016.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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